By the Indian nutritionist Luke Coutinho.
No matter how happy-go-lucky we all seem to be, on the back of our minds, is this horrid fear of cancer. All those who follow me, would know that my husband died of Cancer. So, naturally, this word has a deeper connotation for me. It is natural to ask ‘why?’ and how did it happen?’ What could have been done to prevent it? As a wife, I felt so GUILTY, feeling bad that surely, there must have been something I could have done to prevent it?
Didn’t I see it coming?
No! I didn’t.
On top of it, GBM IV is called a ‘time bomb’ and a ‘death sentence’. Nobody finds out before it is too late. (What a consolation to have to deal with!) But seriously, when I saw the ‘treatments’, I’m glad it wasn’t’ found out earlier!
It was one hell of a painful journey which I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemies.
Watching this video last night did make me feel better. I can vouch for the fact that, what Luke is saying is 100% accurate.
I am a witness to it.
It also, makes me feel good that I did try to convince my husband to avoid these things, which I did observe him battling with….
So, anyone out there having these lifestyle tendencies, there is still time…
So, in a nutshell, this is what the video says:
6 Basic Commonalities observed in Cancer Patients.
- Sleeplessness at night. (No sleep.)
- Emotional Stress (Failure to manage stress)
- Sedentary lifestyle.
- Less water intake.
The greatest stress is made on the need to be forgiving, and as free of stress as possible.
So, all these things my husband had except the sedentary part. (Yes, the sedentary one did begin towards the last six to eight months.) He was basically a very active and health conscious-person. Only, towards the end, he started sleeping a lot.
Some said it happens due to being close to machines (he was an aero-space engineer, so loved machines), using too much mobile phones, being in a heated car, without opening windows, using mobile phone in-car, so on and so forth.
No one mentioned these points mentioned in this video.
When Asma Abbasi shared it with me on fb, I saw it and realized how much sense it made. I went on to watch more videos by this amazing nutritionist.
Wow. He is amazing.
It has given me so much comfort now, because for each one of these, I would try to help my husband in trying to avoid these aspects in his life, for instance, forgive and forget more, try to sleep more, have more water, be more relaxed in life and so on. Being a true husband, he would have an answer to each of the suggestions I made. (As perhaps I too would have done, somehow, we seldom listen to our spouse!)
Had he known how dangerous these could be, I’m sure he would have given it a lot more consideration.
This is why I’m sharing this video here. So, that if anyone out there has these issues, please realize how dangerous these can be.
All of these points are do-able.
We also need to accept the fact that one day our time will be up. I pray that when it comes, I can go with grace and acceptance, as my husband went. However, this doesn’t mean that we do not try to have a good lifestyle which is healthy right till the end.
Be happy, forgive a lot, have a lot of water, and take a nice chill pill as you go about your life. As they say in Punjabi, ‘mitti pao!’ (And I’d like to add: ‘grow lots of flowers in it!’)
Note: All photographs provided by author and Nataliya Najib Khan. All landscapes of Mount Rainier near Seattle.
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